Maserati is in the midst of a major product overhaul. The Quattroporte was recently redone, the Ghibli is a fresh new model and the Levante crossover is still in the pipeline. But what about its two-door line? Surely Maserati hasn't forgotten about those, right?

Not according to the latest gossip, it hasn't. Word has it that in celebration of its centenary this year, the Trident marque is preparing a new sports car concept to unveil at the Geneva Motor Show. Apparently smaller than the aging GranTurismo, the new concept is said to take aim at the Jaguar F-Type – not to mention the Porsche 911.

According to GTSpirit, the concept could pack the Modenese automaker's new twin-turbo V6 or V8 engines, but no matter how many cylinders, it's understood we're likely looking at a front-engine/rear-drive layout and an automatic transmission.

In regards to the alleged showcar, we reached out to our source at Maserati, and they expressed serious doubt as to the veracity of the original report, while simultaneously not being able to confirm or deny its existence. For the moment, we're going to chalk this one up to the Rumormill until we hear more.

In any case, Maserati is also expected to reveal the finished version of its Ermenegildo Zegna edition Quattroporte, something it has only shown in "concept" (albeit close to production) form to date.


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      Bill Burke
      • 9 Months Ago
      The skinny is that the new GT will be using a modified, shortened platform from the Quattroporte or Ghibli which is related, but significantly improved upon, to the current acclaimed and Chrysler developed LY Chrysler 300 platform. The Maserati sedans are proving to be outstanding luxury sedans and very popular and have in essence, shown the future for the next generation Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. The only question now is what performance Chrysler coupe will be blessed with this new Gran Turismo platform ? Crossfire anyone ?
        JohnB
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Bill Burke
        You know that the Chrysler 300 platform is actually an old Daimler platform that underpinned the W211 E-Class? So really, a shortened version of the QP platform would in essence be a shortened version of a Chrysler platform, based off an old Mercedes platform. But in layman's terms, the new QP and thus GT are both based off a 12 year+ old platform. I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound very appealing. This combined with the fact that Maserati interiors are now touted up Chrysler interiors, with shared switches and nav. system. And a new Crossfire? Are you kidding me. The first one was enough of a monstrosity. But a Crossfire based off a new Maserati GT, based of a QP, baed off a 300, based off a W211 E-Class...yah, no thanks.
          Bill Burke
          • 9 Months Ago
          @JohnB
          Please read CEC comment below, since he is spot on. Many uninformed auto fans are still under the impression that the 300 was built off a Mercedes platform, but in truth, the rear suspension was the only thing that used some adaptation of Mercedes technology. The new platform has been totally updated and with Maserati engineering, has evolved into a totally world class platform, clearly as good or better than the competition, as noted in many automotive reviews. Now the Crossfire was a different story. It was totally built in Austria in a Mercedes assembly plant on a Mercedes platform. The body was designed in England and was launched to rave reviews in Europe and sold briskly in the states upon launch where they were poorly marketed and rationed to dealers as well as price gauged by many dealers. I know, I was one of the early buyers who paid over sticker for my Crossfire, had to take whatever the dealer could get from his limited allotment after waiting for weeks for my car to arrive in the states. It was worth the wait as the Crossfire was a great coupe that turned heads everywhere I went. When my lease was up I decided to purchased a new Crossfire roadster which I own to this day. This Crossfire is now considered by Haggerty Insurance as a modern classic, is insured accordingly, and still turns heads and draws raves at every car show at which it is shown. I love driving my drop top Crossfire with the knowledge that everyday it's value goes up, up ,up. A new Crossfire will only help promote the luxury status of the Chrysler brand for new buyers.
          CEC
          • 9 Months Ago
          @JohnB
          John that is the biggest load of bull, and feel sorry for you that you believe that. The LX platform was in development long before Benz acquired Chrysler. What was done after the takeover was Benz took the existing LX platform, made small changes to it so they could apply some of their suspension tech to it. The LX rear suspension was BASED on the E class, it is not an E-class setup as not one part of a LX suspension would bolt up to an E-class. The LX Front suspension was also BASED on Benz tech, but once again not one part from a LX car suspension will bold to a Benz. In 2011 the LX platform remained the same as it's suspension got a small upgrade. But it was still BASED on the Benz tech. The new Maserati's (and next gen 300 Charger Challenger) have taken what Chrysler has done for next gen LX platform (I believe it is called E-Evo) and tweaked it, making it stronger and lighter. They also developed whole new suspensions for the E-Evo, making it much more responsive. But in layman's terms, the new QP and Gt are both based off brand new tech. That sounds very appealing. The fact that Maserati uses Chrysler based wiring architecture shows, how advanced the powernet architecture is. And a new Crossfire? That sounds awesome, especially when it is on an all new platform, which is tuned by Maserati and Ferrari, yea, yes pleas and thanks.
      Patrick
      • 9 Months Ago
      I'm rooting for the underdog. Keep it up Maserati.
      mbukukanyau
      • 9 Months Ago
      Nice Buick
      Teleny411
      • 9 Months Ago
      The fascism of the automatic transmission continues. I suppose the rich do not deign to operate a clutch? :)
      dani
      • 9 Months Ago
      If ever there was a car maker in need of a new sports model its them, the granturismo is big heavy and slow, not a very good sports car.
      habirabond
      • 9 Months Ago
      Fresh new models of sports car now available in market in a huge amount from the automobile industry. Meserati is one of them that is going to attach with the Zeneva which will create a new sports car with very interesting and useful characters and facilities in it. I think it would be helpful for the people to have a useful and comfortable car in race. Mostly these cars consist of the newest applications in it to make the driving easy and comfortable. http://www.avusautosport.com/
      Eggmania
      • 9 Months Ago
      nice car but not very fast
      Ray Mon
      • 9 Months Ago
      Old or not, I.still love the gt's exhaust note. I don't think a v6 can replicate it.
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